What Are Backconnect Proxies?
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Publishing Date: July 31, 2022

What Are Backconnect Proxies?

When connecting to a proxy server, users are given one of two things: A proxy list or a backconnect proxy. A proxy list is for static proxies, and a backconnect proxy is for rotating proxies. In this article, we’ll be discussing what backconnect proxies are, how they work, their advantages, and their disadvantages.

When connecting to a proxy server, users are given one of two things: A proxy list or a backconnect proxy. A proxy list is for static proxies, and a backconnect proxy is for rotating proxies. In this article, we’ll be discussing what backconnect proxies are, how they work, their advantages, and their disadvantages.

Backconnect proxies are the gateway to the proxy pool of your chosen proxy provider. Through them, you can access the millions of IP addresses in the proxy pool. You simply need to connect to the proxy server, which will automatically retrieve and rotate the IPs for you.

Backconnect proxies are used by residential proxies and any other rotating proxy network. This is because residential proxies relied on end users rather than servers, which meant that the connection could disappear at any time. Backconnect proxies were created so those proxy providers could manage the IP addresses.

You can utilize the proxy provider’s proxy pool of IP addresses without managing them yourself due to the backconnect proxy server. When you connect to the backconnect proxy server, the server will automatically choose the appropriate IP address based on your requirements. The server will also immediately rotate between IP addresses when the one you’re currently using disconnects from the internet.

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There are many advantages of backconnect proxies, which are:

  • Automatic IP Rotation. IP addresses automatically rotate on a given time interval or when the end user disconnects from the internet.
  • Residential And Mobile Proxies. Through backconnect proxies, it became possible to utilize residential and mobile proxies. Backconnect proxies also work with datacenter proxies and ISP proxies.
  • Easy Parameter Adjustments. You can easily change the backconnect IP address to fit your requirements. For example, changing the IP’s port number will change the location. You can add information to change the settings of when IPs rotate.
  • Large Proxy Pool. You get access to the millions of IP addresses that your proxy provider has.

There are also some disadvantages when using backconnect proxies, examples are:

  • Shared Proxies. Due to the nature of backconnect proxies, you are sharing the bandwidth with multiple other users. This causes the connection to slow down massively, depending on the number of users sharing it.
  • High Price Point. Residential proxies and mobile proxies, which are the main proxy types for backconnect proxies, are more expensive compared to datacenter and ISP proxies. You’ll also be charged for the amount of bandwidth you use, so the more bandwidth you want to use, the more you have to pay.